The Skiddaw Group of the English Lake District; memoir for parts of sheets 22 Maryport, 23 Cockermouth, 24 Penrith, 28 Whitehaven, 29 Keswick, 30 Appleby, 31 Brough and 48 Ulverston

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Authors:Cooper, A. H.; Fortey, N. J.; Hughes, R. A.; Molyneux, S. G.; Moore, R. M.; Rushton, A. W. A.; Stone, P.
Author Affiliations:Primary:
British Geological Survey, Keyworth, United Kingdom
Source:147p. Availability: Natural Environment Research Council, United Kingdom. ISBN: 0-85-272484-5
Publication Date:2004
Note:In English. Includes appendices. 288 refs.
Summary:This memoir (price up to 35.00), rather than covering one specific 1:50 000 scale map, focuses on a stratigraphical unit covering several of these map sheets. The spectacular scenery (much of the area having been designated a National Park) arises from glacial erosion and the underlying Lower Palaeozoic rocks The Skiddaw group consists of Tremadoc to LLanvirn, deep-water, marine turbidite mudstones and sandstones, whose cleaved mud-rich lithologies weather to form the rounded topography that typifies the north of the Lake District. The highest and most rugged parts of the group, at Skiddaw, Blencathra and Grasmoor, have been hornfelsed by igneous intrusions. In this memoir, there are chapters on the biostratigraphy (graptolites and microfossils), lithostratigraphy, depositional environment, structure, metamorphism and regional correlation. In appendices, compositional data, with geochemical and modal analyses, are given for the Skiddaw group,along with means and range of petrographic data for many of the formations. [R.A.H.]
Subsections:General; Metamorphism: thermal, metasomatic; Sedimentary petrology
Subjects:Acritarchs; Areal geology; Biostratigraphy; Biozones; Correlation; Deformation; Depositional environment; Faults; Faunal list; Geochemistry; Graptolithina; Igneous rocks; Intrusions; Isotope ratios; Isotopes; Lithofacies; Lithostratigraphy; Marine environment; Metals; Metamorphism; Microfossils; Nd-144/Nd-143; Neodymium; Ordovician; Paleozoic; Palynomorphs; Provenance; Rare earths; Sea-level changes; Sedimentary rocks; Sedimentary structures; Skiddaw Slates; Stable isotopes; Stratigraphic units; Structural analysis; Tectonic elements; Tectonics; Whole rock; Cumbria England; Durham England; England; Europe; Great Britain; Lake District; Northumberland England; United Kingdom; Western Europe
Coordinates:N543000 N550000 W0020000 W0034000
Abstract Numbers:05M/348
Record ID:2007097853
Copyright Information:GeoRef, Copyright 2019 American Geosciences Institute. Reference includes data from Mineralogical Abstracts, United Kingdom, Twickenham, United Kingdom
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